Paul Thurrott has posted a fine article on fixing Windows 8.

He basically is joining the chorus of bloggers (me included) who have said that it makes no logical sense to deny customers the right to log in directly into a product they have paid for.

He sums it up pretty well.

You should also be able to choose between the Start screen and the desktop in PC Settings at any time.

It’s just customer-centric common sense.

I couldn’t agree more.

Go read it here…


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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

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  • garak0410

    I for one like Windows 8 and I don’t mind the Start Screen, especially on my Surface. However, on a desktop PC, I am on the desktop 95% of the time. Main reason – no Business Apps for the “Modern Interface.” It is TOO EARLY to force the start screen to be used on a desktop. If this is where Microsoft is headed fine, but there are no real apps for the modern interface at all. As much as I like the Surface, there isn’t much to do on it beyond browsing and office…just my opinion.

  • Macpaul Emeka Ekwueme

    But if they allowed that, the whole aim of modern UI would be defeated. I for one don’t see the UI as obtrusive in any way. And if users avoid it, how are developers supposed to be encouraged to build the apps that would make it more useful? I think the whole thing is exaggerated when desktop users can easily pin whatever program it is they use on the taskbar or icons on the desktop. Complaining about booting into the start screen is even more ridiculous, the Os boots much faster hen Windows 7 and it takes less them a 2 secs to tap the desktop tile and you’re in desktop I never needing to return to the start screen until you turn off the device (which you can do through the charms). For me any one complaining about the start screen is reading way too many reviews, and needs to get a hands on experience with the Os.

  • Misterbear Fapp

    Move on Luddites.

  • Unknown

    you just need to click desktop , why is it so hard?? lazy people.

  • Brenton Klassen

    I like my start screen too.

  • Jason Deveau

    I like the start screen. Except it constantly crashes and restarts, closing all my apps.. WTF? seriously?

  • Dan Stephens

    The Apple Meme has always been take what we give you and be happy. This is new to Microsoft. They like the idea. It’s like the IT department. You don’t need to be good anymore, just give it to people and tell them to shut up. Proabably do more for Linux than anything the Linux group has ever tried.
    I know Apple has been happy with this approach, but Windows users have ALWAYS had the fall back of “We get a choice” on hardware, software configurability… Slow adoption of Windows 8 is the price for MS. We may see even higher taxes put on this as well.
    And don’t give me the crap about “Learn the keystrokes.” I’ve learned the keystrokes and all the tricks since Apple II, CP/M, MP/M, MS-DOS and Windows 1. I still have the disks.
    Today, I tell people don’t get Windows * for anything that doesn’t have touch. It is a frustrating experience. And RT is a non-starter, too.